About Us

Our Mission

Child2The First Responders Children’s Foundation supports children of first responders who have been lost or permanently disabled in the line of duty.  The Foundation provides emergency grants and college scholarships for those children, as well as special experiences to support the wellbeing of line of duty families after their tragedy.  We also facilitate educational activities and programs created and operated by first responder agencies and their affiliates to benefit the children in their communities.

The Foundation recognizes that the loss of a parent impacts a child for their lifetime.  We are committed to providing long-term support to ensure the needs of these children are met not only at the initial time of crisis, but into the future.


To date we have spent $3 million dollars to benefit our mission! In the past year:

83% of our total expenses were devoted directly to our programs

2% of our total expenses went to fundraising

15% of our total expenses went to administrative costs

Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2017

Total Program Expenses: $243,823

Total Fundraising Expenses: $6,641

Total Administrative Expenses: $44,491

Total Revenue:  $232,722

End of Year Net Assets:  $496,857

View 990 Form Audited Financials Annual Report

To view our organization’s most recent audited financials visit our under the organizational name NLEAFCF on Guide Star.


Our Program Expenses Support

Scholarship Opportunities

First Responder Children’s Foundation college scholarships recognize academic achievement and financial need providing financial aid for the education of students who have lost a parent in the line of duty or had a parent permanently disabled in the line of duty.  Since 2005, the Foundation (formerly the National Law Enforcement & Firefighters Children’s Foundation) has distributed 238 scholarships to students in 33 different states.

Available Scholarship Opportunities

Grant Opportunities

Grants to Families

The First Responders Children’s Foundation offers individual grants which provide financial assistance for an immediate need due to tragic circumstances.

Grants to Law Enforcement and Fire Department Organizations

The First Responders Children’s Foundation offers organizational grants supporting and promoting educational activities or programs that benefit the children and families in the department’s local community.

Available Grant Opportunities

Our Events

The First Responders Children’s Foundation hosts events which allow families to come together in a positive environment where they can gather, celebrate and help ease a sorrow that perhaps fades, but never disappears.

Upcoming Events